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selecting object ajaye 03 Dec 07:12
  selecting object Bob Long 03 Dec 08:14
   selecting object ajaye 03 Dec 09:30
    selecting object rich404 03 Dec 12:38
  selecting object ajaye 03 Dec 09:15
2019-12-03 07:12:25 UTC (7 days ago)
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I'm sure this is a very basic question, but I have an object on a checkered background (transperency?) but I can't get rid of the checkered background. Is there a simple way to do so?

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Bob Long
2019-12-03 08:14:44 UTC (7 days ago)

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ajaye wrote on 3/12/19 5:12 pm:

I'm sure this is a very basic question, but I have an object on a checkered background (transperency?) but I can't get rid of the checkered background. Is there a simple way to do so?

Yes, the chequerboard indicates transparency. If you want transparency, then leave it. Otherwise: Layer|Transparency|Remove Alpha Channel

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2019-12-03 09:15:30 UTC (7 days ago)
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I'm sure this is a very basic question, but I have an object on a checkered
background (transperency?) but I can't get rid of the checkered background. Is
there a simple way to do so?

Sorry guys. I tried another object with a checkered background and when I put it on a layer over another image the background was automatically transparent--so it appears the first object that I posted about was not actually a transparent background. Sorry to bother you but glad I found this forum :)

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2019-12-03 09:30:52 UTC (7 days ago)
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ajaye wrote on 3/12/19 5:12 pm:
Yes, the chequerboard indicates transparency. If you want transparency,
then leave it. Otherwise: Layer|Transparency|Remove Alpha Channel

Thanks Bob, I hadn't seen your reply when I posted again before. I've just noticed that the transparency object that is working for me is a png file, and the ones that won't work are jpegs... will that be the problem? I seem to recall (but I do have dodgy recall these days) that perhaps transparency doesn't convert with a jpeg file??

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2019-12-03 12:38:29 UTC (7 days ago)
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quote - I'm sure this is a very basic question, but I have an object on a checkered background (transparency?) but I can't get rid of the checkered background. Is there a simple way to do so?

The chequer pattern is often used to denote transparency. Best leave as is in Gimp but if you want to change to something else, say white, then use Edit -> Preferences -> Display and under Transparency change the Check style.

quote - I've just noticed that the transparency object that is working for me is a png file, and the ones that won't work are jpegs

Not all image formats support transparency, Save as a Gimp .xcf and keep transparency, Export as png, tif, psd, bmp keeps transparency.

Jpeg is a principally a photographic format. Does not need transparency. Any transparency in your image is replaced by the current background colour.

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